Erta Ale (Ethiopia) volcano news:
Erta Ale volcanic range (Ethiopia): new eruption detected
do, 6 nov 2008, 09:5509:55 AM |
Sulphur dioxide plume from the new eruption in the Afar on Nov 6, showing that the plume has reached and crossed India (source: NESDIS)
As Simon Carn from MTU alerted via a list message, a new eruption from a vent at the northern end of the Erta Ale volcanic range in the Danakil, Ethiopia, has been detected by satellite instruments on November 3.
Map of the Danakil with the Erta Ale range showing the hot area on 4 Nov, presumably lava flows, visible on MODVOLC's hot-spot monitoring tool.
The eruption first manifested itself as a large sulfur dioxide (SO2) cloud drifting eastwards over the Arabian peninsula, detected by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) and the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS). MODIS data from the University of Hawaii's MODVOLC hot-spot monitoring tool (http://modis.higp.hawaii.edu) confirmed an extensive hot-spot (presumably lava flows) near Alu volcano, in the northern part of the Erta 'Ale range. Details are still sketchy and these observations are as yet unconfirmed from the ground.
Koppelingen / Bronnen:
Koppelingen / Bronnen:
- NESDIS, providing near real-time OMI SO2 data: satepsanone.nesdis.noaa.gov/pub/OMI/OMISO2/index.html
- MODVOLC hot-spot monitoring tool: modis.higp.hawaii.edu
Wed, 22 Aug 2007, 08:01
The new fissure eruption in the Danakil near Erta Ale earlier this month, on 14-15 August, is reported to have killed five people, hundreds of camels and and drove more than 2 000 people from their homes. According to Ethiopian news sources, the "eruption also opened a 10km crack in the ground and spewed lava 300m in the air." Lees alle
Thu, 16 Aug 2007, 11:21
The Ethiopian News Agency report a possible new flank eruption from Erta Ale volcano in the Danakil desert. Ethiopian News Agency. According to the agency, two people are reported missing and several hundreds of villagers were forced to flee from their area by a lava flow. ... Lees alle
Thu, 20 Oct 2005, 20:35
Volcanic activity at Erta Ale reported previously actually occurred at Dabbahu: ... Lees alle
Wed, 5 Oct 2005, 08:18
One week after the start of the eruption of Erta Ale, some details emerge as news reports come in: the crater of the large shield volcano has rapidly filled with fresh lava and possibly overflowed, destroying farmland and killing much livestock. strong strombolian or hawaiian activity is producing thick clouds of ash that shower over the volcano's surroundings. ... Lees alle
Mon, 26 Sep 2005, 18:58
Erta Ale volcano in northern Afar, Ethiopia, well-known for its long-lived active lava lake that had occupied its crater up until 2004, erupted yesterday according to unconfirmed reports from local authorities. The eruption followed a series of earthquakes of up to 5.5. magnitude Richter scale that occurred in the area the day before. ... Lees alle